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This isn't the first issue with anti scientology and Google. Youtube apparently killed an anti scientology account as well.
They seem to think it was due to Scientology ads on the site.
And yet another conspiracy theory is born.
That said, the line in the policies that reads "Violent content, racial intolerance, or advocacy against any individual, group, or organization" would seem to prohibit every blog that says, "Don't vote for John Doe"
What does freedom of speech has to do with Google's policies for adsense publishers?
Just because you have a right to free speech doesn't mean Google has to associate with you on the subject. If you start a KKK site, Google isn't going to want their ads on your site. I side with Google on this one.
What does freedom of speech has to do with Google's policies for adsense publishers? They have a right to associate with who they wish. I didn't know there was a inalienable right to have an adsense account.
Well, there is a difference between already having an account - in which case google must have reviewed the site and accepted it. And applying for an account, in which case if it were reviewed, it would have been declined, yes ?
If you start a KKK site
Scientology Complaint to Google (#3) -- Chilling Effects
(Church of Scientology) tells Google to yank a Norwegian personal page.
Google Yanks Anti-Church Site
Google used to include sites critical of the Church of Scientology. Now it doesn't, because Scientology is claiming copyright violations under the Digital ...
It's ridiculous and pathetic for Google to cave over patent copyright fair use law which is perfectly clear about criticism.
Google should have never let them get an ad account in the first place. They've wasted Google's time and money responding to freedom of speech crap in the past.
Now Google and the "Church" of scientology and Tom Cruise are in bed together.
Notice the ban letter from Google is posted online and shows Google Adsense uses its "risk" boiler plate ban notice disingenously:
"While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our advertisers in the future, we’ve decided to disable your account."
It's got nothing to do with risk to advertisers. It's got everything to do with risk to scientology and Google losing its huge AdWords account with scientology if it lets critics make money through its ads.